P.K. Subban became an unrestricted free agent last Wednesday and is still looking for a new deal.
The New Jersey Devils might still be considering taking him back, there is a sense that the time has come for a reunion with the Montreal Canadiens. According to Olivier Neven of Yahoo NHL, this might be the right time to bring back Subban.
“General manager Kent Hughes and the Canadiens might look at bringing Subban back into the fold, six years removed from a blockbuster trade that sent him from Montreal to Nashville in return for star blueliner Shea Weber.”
The Habs did trade Jeff Petry to the Pittsburgh Penguins over the weekend, finding themselves short on the right side of their defence. Montreal desperately needs help on the power-play and Subban could bolster the power-play unit in no time.
He is a fan favourite in Montreal despite the trade that took him away from the city six years ago, and the welcome back would be epic.
The Canadiens cannot get help from a big name still available on the market: “All indications show that the Canadiens won’t be looking to sign a big free agent blueliner — like John Klingberg — to significantly bolster their defence, so perhaps a smaller deal for a player like Subban is the way to go for some right-sided support.”
There was a sense that there could be some interested from the Toronto Maple Leafs, which got fans and maybe even Subban himself dreaming of playing for his hometown team with his buddy John Tavares. However Toronto signed two free agent blue liners in Victor Mete and Jordie Benn on Thursday, making the move almost impossible at this point.
Why not make this a great story of this offseason and get Subban back in Montreal?